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Wout Faes scores two bizarre own goals in Liverpool victory


Liverpool recorded their fourth consecutive Premier League victory on Friday by beating Leicester City. The Reds managed to win the game despite none of their players actually scoring that night. Leicester defender Wout Faes unbelievably scored two own goals in the match.

However, the visitors started well at Anfield. Midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall put Leicester ahead within four minutes of the game. Patson Daka played a clean pass to the rushing Dewsbury-Hall, who then ran through the Liverpool defense like a hot knife through butter. Allowing an early goal has been a problem for manager Jurgen Klopp’s club.

Liverpool back in the game with some luck

Half an hour later, however, the Reds managed to get a goal back. Trent Alexander-Arnold played a decent cross in the visitors’ section and the aforementioned Faes clumsily shot the ball into his own net. The central defender tried to get the pass out of danger, but it cut over his goalkeeper.

As if one huge mistake wasn’t enough, Faes bizarrely scored another goal into his own net seven minutes later. Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez hit the post with a huge scoring opportunity, but the ball bounced off the Belgian defender and went into the net.

Faes was undoubtedly the most productive player on the field for Liverpool, despite playing for the other side. Home fans had some fun with the defender after the two blunders. The crowd at Anfield regularly shouted ‘shoot!’ every time Faes touched the ball in the second half.

Both teams had more solid scoring opportunities in the second half, but all goals would come in the opening period. Liverpool scored no less than 15 key passes in the match, but were unable to capitalize on any chances themselves.

Nunez struggled to score despite huge chances

Darwin Nunez has been criticized in recent weeks for missing great opportunities. Friday would be no different. The Uruguayan took a total of seven shots that night and wasted some huge chances. Still, in the end, Liverpool fans will only care about the three points.

After a struggle at the start of the season, the Reds are now just one point behind number five Manchester United. Leicester, on the other hand, are 13th in the standings while playing an extra game compared to other teams around them.

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